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strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington post's" bob woodward and our own chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell who broke the story as i mentioned on friday. so andrea, here we are on sunday
with us, republican strategist steve schmidt and newly elected democratic congressman from texas, joaquin castro who just happens to have a twin brother who is the mayor of san antonio. oh, my god. >> call him later today. >> not call the mayor, the joke and whole fun with the split screen that will be done never that will get old never. no just fascinating. great to have you here. congratulations on your election. a lot to get to. chuck todd, let's start with this scandal about general petraeus. within this white house this had to be something that really took them by surprise but then there was a big question does he need to resign? >> it really did. the president did take -- they didn't want to fill this step. it was funny to watch so many fairly high-level white housers on friday didn't know why what was going on. didn't know this whole -- i mean, the president it was a tight circle of people that knew specific reasons and going down that road. this suspect an opening they wanted to fill. they have plenty of openings they wanted to fill, particularly on the national security team. >>
minutes. [applause] >> thank you so much and good morning, everyone, and welcome, steve. it's really, really a pleasure to have you here in this morning, and we're going to dive right in. i want to begin, first, by giving you credit for speaking to the world affairs could coun. i believe it wasn't only last year, but the year before when steve hadley challenged all of us to come up with a focus, a set of issues, in fact, that the councils across the united states should be honing in on. well, as you know, this year's conference is galvanized around a set of issues, u.s. national security, six topic issues for the president in 2013. and let me just recap those for you, because we want to drill down in these. the councils have selected u.s. economic competitiveness, u.s. education competing globally, the middle east, china, afghanistan/pakistan and u.s. energy policy as the six top issues. so starting with that, looking at it strategically, do you feel that those are the core issues before president obama and this administration and our country going into 2013? um, if not, what would y
of a compromise to prevent a budget crisis. jan crawford has been -- steve crawford has been following this. pleased to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> where do you think the compromise with the president stands today? >> i think it's going to happen. substantial compromise maybe not work out all the problems but i think they have to make some real progress between now and the first of the year. >> on the house side that's clear that boehner is send inging a message to fellow republicans on the house, we've got to make extra steps that we didn't before? >> i think that's true and i think the president has responded by saying i'm not wedded to the idea of tax rate increases. i'll settle for more revenue, if that's the -- if that's what i can get. >> yuf got senyou've got senators reid and mcconnell. >> it was like arranging the peace talk ss. it wasn't easy. >> were they as uncomfortable as they look sitting next to each other? >> yes. >> yeah? >> yes. >> what did you learn from that? >> what can you say? they don't strike me as two guys
of a compromise to prevent a budget crisis. for months now, steve kroft has been covering the impact of gridlock in congress. his interview with senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell ran just before election day. >> hi, charlie. >> what do you think the possibility of congress compromising with the president stands today? >> i think that it's got to happen. i think substantial compromise, maybe not work out all the problems, maybe put some of them off beyond january 1st, but i think they have to make some real problem between now and the first of the year. >> and on the house side, it's clear that boehner is sending a message to fellow republicans in the house who have got to make extra steps that we didn't before. >> i think that's true. and i think the president has responded by saying that i'm not whetted to the idea of tax rate increases. i'll settle for more revenue if that's what i can get. >> you got senators reid and mcconnell to actually sit together. >> it was like arranging the paris pease talks or the camp david talks. it wasn't easy. >> were they as uncomfortable as they loo
a lot more of that. >> okay. steve, do you have anything to add to that? >> i will go quickly. my name is anna from the dallas-fort worth world affairs council. i teach seniors, so i have been facebooking for the conference and the ask questions and i answer back and i've already scanned my notes. the point is they want to know for this -- right now because they are on line with the -- should they be optimistic? they're very scared, the class of 2013. what can i pass on to them about economic competitiveness and they should be optimistic or worried? >> great question from the seniors. okay, steve. slingbox >> notwithstanding everything i said before -- [laughter] i'm actually optimistic. i'm optimistic because heidi ticked off a number of these before in a slightly different context. we have the most flexible economy in the world. we have this incredibly diverse labor force and a diverse group of people in this country that come here because the opportunity. there aren't that many people that leave america to go all these other places that we worry about being more competitive than we
. he finally got it at that point he said i'm terribly sorry my name is steve if you want to report me and he ran for the door. i felt bad for steve. i like steve. i chased after him to make sure he knew no hard feelings. so every time i see him in the hall i say high so he knows there are no hard feelings. although it did occur to me, his name is probably not steve. [laughter] so when i started this year, 2010 i was looking forward to two things, two steps that i believed would help us fundamentally transform our government into that kind of government or something more cleesly representing or resemithaling kind of government that our founding father's envisioned for us. one of those events i knew would occur in june, probable toward the end of june probable the last thursday in june chi quickly identified as june 28. the other date that i recognize as potentially transform ma tive of our government, the other date that i recognize that i thought would probably have a positive impact on the development of our constitutional system of government was november 6. and i would just like to
to immigration. >> i was an immigration lawyer for 15 years, so as a conservative voice i understand what steve is saying, but i think we have to realize as republican party that we're never going to be a majority party if we don't figure out a way to reach to the hispanic, to reach the hispanic community. so we have defined what i call, and i been talking about this for two years but where to find a conservative consensus on immigration. we have to figure out how steve and i are going to sit and agree on a bill, and people at this table that will actually do something about a broken immigration system. one of the biggest things can service talk about often is that we want to fix a broken government. well, if you know anything about immigration law, the immigration system is absolutely broken in the united states. we need to get away that people can come to the united states to a legal system. we have to do something about border protection, i'm a big fan doing something with e-verify. all those things we have to do, but at the same time we have to forget what we pashtun we can't keep punting t
in iraq and afghanistan and today is going to be given the keys to a homemade specially for him. steve centanni is live with that story. >> reporter: sergeant john peck received the keys a little while ago. we are standing inside the 2500 square foot house near fredericks pw*uurg. it was given to him by two foundations. there was a ceremony to hand over the keys. it's a nice new house and especially designed for sergeant peck so that he can he's lie access everything in this building, and the hero himself who lost four limbs in afghanistan who says he's not a hero is here with us right now. sergeant john peck. how do you like your new house. >> it's amazing, i love it. can't wait to play around with all the buttons and everything. >> reporter: very high-tech isn't it. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: why do you say you're not a hero. >> because i really do not consider myself a hero. i was just the unfortunate one to step on an i ed. i really think the unsunk heroes, the guys who did not come back are the real true heros that deserve more. >> reporter: an ied in iraq and another one in afghan
security team. here is what steve tweets -- morris in san diego and joins us now, a republican color. caller: i have no confidence whatsoever in this national security team. i have less confidence a denture the president. i think this whole thing leads right to the white house. write to the oval office. president obama has made some statements already there are so contradictory there is no way he can explain the contradiction of his comments. you talk about a transparent administration -- yes, there are transparent. you can see right through them. there are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this will lead to impeachment. i think he will be convicted of it as well. host: here is what bill says on twitter. charlie on the independent line. caller: i am not happy with senator mccain. he lost the election. he is still trying to get even for their loss of the election. he is a great supporter of our country attacking iran. how many soldiers and how many people will get killed because of the disaster that would be if we got involved in iran. he should be one of the people doing the new
in with your questions with steve latourette, a member of the appropriations committee. and jason beck who governs the house roll call. "washington journal" is live on c-span everyday at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> you're watching c-span2 for politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. watch key public policy events on weeknights and every weekend, the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our websites. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> more on how members of congress approach the fiscal cliff and expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts. "the wall street journal"'s eeo counsel annual meeting hosted senator joseph lieberman and former senators trent lott and james fassett. this little as an hour. >> they have the most expensive election in american history. both candidates have plenty of time to make their policy preference is well-known. then the president at the white house, the republicans have a house, no one really controlled the senate. so here we are. the questi
this morning is about the white house national security team. here's what steve tweets in. i am more confident of this national security team than the one that told me there were w.m.d. in iraq. morris in san diego, california, joins us now. republican caller. hi. caller: good morning. i have no confidence whatsoever in this national security team. in fact i have less confidence in the president. i think this whole thing of benghazi leads right to the white house. right to the oval office. and president obama has made some statements already that are so contradictory of each other there is no way in the world he could explain the contradiction of his comments. talk about a transparent administration. yeah, they are transparent all right of you can see right through them. and they are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this is going to lead to impeachment. i don't think that's an overstatement. i think it will lead right to impeach. and i think he will be convicted of it. host: it's almost laughable to see is senator mccain comment about susan rice's qualifications after picking sara palin
to it coming true in a while. >>> also ahead, a guy called the next steve jobs, not sure if he likes that description. talk to amazon founder jeff bezos. >>> and tim tebow, why did he trademark tebowing. does he have a girlfriend. we will get some answers coming up. >>> we begin with a tragic accident a year ago that left lauren scruggs severely injured. she writes about it in a book. still lolo, a family's journey of hope. we talk to lauren and her parents in a moment. natalie has more on the accident that changed lauren's life. >> reporter: lauren scruggs had a bright future and big plans. at 23, she had just started her own website, lolo magazine, devoted to beauty and fashion trends. but on a night last december, her life was forever changed, visiting friends with her mom cheryl. >> we had gone to church, lauren and i, went to some friends' for dinner afterwards like we always do. they live on an airport. we ate dinner, they decided they were going to do some recreational flying, go look at christmas lights and everything. >> reporter: lauren was the first to fly. as she was clim
the rest and first thing, steve says, i can't afford to give 10%, i tell them you can't afford not to. when you give, i believe you receive. i don't have an agenda, i don't care where you give your money to. if you're tithing at church that's great or wounded warriors project, awesome, but if you have money, you have to give. people that are good with their money, they give. it's not common or uncommon sense, but rethinks the way you think about money and you have to give 10%. >> ainsley: great advice. >> clayton: the book dollars and uncommon sense, thank you for waking up with us on military time he can get up at 4 a.m. >> ainsley: he's done a for a while. thanks steven for your service. what do you do if your mother-in-law starts choking at the thanksgiving dinner table. do you save her? of course you do. >> clayton: what? >>, but, seriously, next the life saving tips you're going to need this thursday. >> clayton: and talk about a lot of nerve. union workers at one of the nation's largest airports threatening to walk off the job on one of the busiest travel days of the years. will you b
called the next steve jobs, not sure if he likes that description. we'll talk to amazon founder and ceo jeff bezos and get his take on a lot of things, including the upcoming holiday season. >> and tim tebow opens up in a pretty rare interview. why did he trademark tebowing. does he have a girlfriend? we'll ask the nosey question, and we'll get some answers coming up. but we want to begin this half hour with a tragic accident nearly one year ago that left lauren scruggs severely injured. we'll talk to lauren and her parents in a moment, but first natalie hasmore on the accident that changed lauren's life. >> reporter: lauren scruggs had a bright future and big plans. at 23 she had just started her own website lolo magazine devoted to beauty and fashion trends. but on a night last december her life was forever changed. visiting friends with her mom sheryl. >> we had gone to church lauren and i and went to some friends for dinner afterwards, like we always do. they live on an airport, so we ate dinner, and they decided they were going to do some, you know, recreational flying, go look at
and for the middle east to finally begin to deliver for its people. >> steve, concluding question, what do you see as the role of the united states in the world today? there is the day amongst foreign-policy experts on american exceptional was and, the decline of the u.s. role, the desire to pull back. you gave advice to the world affairs council before. what is their role? >> the world affairs council, you are a wonderful forum in local communities across this country, bringing people together from all walks of life, having a debate on these issues. the foreign policy debates of our presidential campaigns are, i find, quite vacuous and full of straw man red herrings and do not get to the real issues. well, in your forms, you can get to the real issues and invite politicians to hold their feet to the fire and do not expect these kinds of superficial answers, which we get from campaigns. i have been in washington for a long time, too long, but my wife is a washingtonian, so we are still here, and every 10 years you get this narrative that america is in decline, overstretched, downsize your objectiv
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